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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 344-351) and index
Topics: American literature, Beat generation, Authors, American, Women artists, Women and literature, Women...
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by Ryder, John Douglas, 1907-
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Includes "References."
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Topic: Electric circuits
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by Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
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Topics: United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Intelligence officers, Assassins, World politics
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by Eddings, David
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Garion and his companions must locate his son before Zandramas uses the child in a rite that will raise the Dark Prophesy
Topics: Mallorea (Imaginary place), Garion (Fictitious character), Garion (Fictitious character), Mallorea...
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Topics: Composers, Compositeurs, Komponist, Biographie
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by Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
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Revised versions of 3 lectures delivered at Harvard University in Apr. 1983
Topics: Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Authors, American, Fiction in English American...
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by Krentz, Jayne Ann
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Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2008
Topics: Psychic ability, Psychic ability
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by Uris, Leon, 1924-2003
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A novel of Israel
Topics: Exodus 1947 (Ship), Jews, Holocaust survivors, Jewish refugees, Juifs
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by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952; Williams, Garth
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"First Scholastic printing, Feb. 1993"--P. [32]
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by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952; Charlip, Remy, ill; Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990, donor. DLC
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When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave
Topics: Death, Death
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by Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
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In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the...
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Topics: African American men, Death row inmates, Race relations, Friendship, Roman américain
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by MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
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Topic: American poetry
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by Jeffries, Sabrina; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"At eighteen, Charlotte Page made a life-altering mistake. She wronged a man in an impulsive act that she came to deeply regret, though it led her to her present life as Mrs. Charlotte Harris, owner of Mrs. Harris's School for Young Ladies. Unbeknownst to her, that man is now her anonymous benefactor, the mysterious 'Cousin Michael.' His masquerade began as preparation for a devastating revenge, but became a labor of love. Now Charlotte desperately needs his help. Can he save her from...
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Private schools
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by Brett, Jan, 1949-
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"This edition is only available for distribution through the school market"--back cover
Topics: Hedgehogs, Picture books
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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-; Myers, Christopher, ill
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While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
Topics: Trials (Murder), Prisons, Self-perception, African Americans, Trials (Murder), Prisons,...
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by Podendorf, Illa; Borja, Robert
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One hundred and one experiments that answer student's questions concerning basic scientific concepts
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Topics: Science, Science, Experiments
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by Roleff, Tamara L., 1959-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-158) and index
Topics: Teenagers, Sexual ethics
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by Deveraux, Jude
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In eighteenth-century Virginia, despite her poverty Leah Simmons struggles to achieve her dream of marriage to Wesley Stanford
Topic: Man-woman relationships
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by Morrison, Toni
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Topics: African Americans, Crimes of passion, Middle-aged persons, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Triangles...
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Topics: Seconde guerre mondiale. Afrique du Nord, Seconde guerre mondiale. Pacifique
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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Lost at sea, the Baudelaire orphans, along with the evil Count Olaf, wash up on the shore of an island populated by an oddly placid group of inhabitants, and they try to decide whether or not they are truly safe
Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Islands, Humorous stories
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by F. Le Gros Clark
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by Bateman, Alan Mara. [from old catalog]
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Topics: Geology, Economic. [from old catalog], Geology, Structural. [from old catalog], Mines and mineral...
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topic: Philosophy
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by Den Hartog, J...P. aut
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Bibliografija: str. 433-436
Topic: strojnistvo mehanika nihanje ucbenik za visje in visoke sole
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Expanded ed. of: The unexplained. Reference ed. 1986
Topics: Curiosities and wonders, Supernatural, Supernatural, Parapsychology, Occultism, Occultism,...
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by Lorenz Kropfitsch; A Bünger; E. Debus-Gregor; U. Khatib; K. Klingelhöffer; M. Leidolf; E. Saied; M. Vollrodt; E. Glose
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Zusätzliches Online-Angebot unter www.woerterbuch.langenscheidt.de/print
Topics: Arabisch, Deutsch
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by Kadir Güneş
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by Dobson, James C., 1936-
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Dr. Dobson addresses the phenomenon of disrespect in marital relationships. He examines the most devastating conflicts occurring between husbands and wives--infidelity, alcoholism, wife beating, emotional indifference, etc.--and offers practical advice for the partner who wants desperately to hold the marriage together
Topics: Religious aspects, Religion, Conduct of life, Love / Sex / Marriage, Spouses, Religious life,...
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by Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
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Three remarkable families lives' become entwined with Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Dreiser, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata at the turn of the century
Topics: Einwanderer, Ragtime
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by National Research Council (U.S.). Advisory Committee on Technology Innovation; National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Renewable Energy Resources; United States. Agency for International Development. Office of Science and Technology; National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Board on Science and Technology for International Development
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"Prepared by the Panel on Renewable Energy Resources of the Advisory Committee on Technology Innovation of the Board on Science and Technology for International Development, Commission on International Relations, National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, for the Office of Science and Technology, Bureau for Technical Assistance, Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C., under Contract AID/csd-2584, Task Order no. 1"--T.p. verso
Topics: Power resources, Agriculture, Solar energy, Rural development, Energievoorziening,...
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by Kent, William, 1851-1918
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First ed. published in 1895 under title: The Mechanical engineer's pocket-book
Topic: Mechanical engineering
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by The Scientific Research Fund of 1919; Shetelig, Haakon, 1877-; Videnskapelige forskningsfond av 1919
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Northmen, Vikings, Northmen, Vikings
Source: bplill
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky
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Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories
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by Hammond Incorporated
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"New census edition including ZIP codes."--jacket
Topic: Atlases
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Brief text in rhyme and pictures introduce adjectives and their uses
Topics: English language, English language
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by Simone Elkeles
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Topics: Social classes -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Gangs -- Fiction, Family problems --...
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Reprint. Previously published: A beautiful mind : a biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, 1994. 1st Touchstone ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999
Topics: Nash, John F., 1928-, Mathematicians, Mentally ill, Schizophrenics, Schizophrenia, Mathematics
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by Laurens, Stephanie
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Believing him dangerously close to bankruptcy, Amelia Cynster proposes marriage to a very drunk Lucien Ashford, and is confused and annoyed when instead of the quick wedding she had wanted, he insists on a full courtship
Topic: Cynster family (Fictitious characters)
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by Smith, Jeff, 1960 Feb. 27-
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Includes collections from Out of Boneville, The Great Cow Race, Eyes of the Storm, The Dragonslayer, Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border, Old Man's Cave, Ghost Circles, Treasure Hunters, Crown of Horns
Topic: Comic books, strips, etc
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by Joyce, Brenda. When dreams won't die; O'Brien, Judith. Across a crowded room; Kane, Kathleen, 1951- Return of Travis Dean; Parr, Delia. Redemption
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When dreams won't die / Brenda Joyce -- Across a crowded room / Judith O'Brien -- The return of Travis Dean / Kathleen Kane -- Redemption / Delia Parr
Topics: Secrecy, Deception
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Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself
Topics: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Runaways, Brothers and sisters
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by Hagee, John; Hagee, Diana. What every woman wants in a man
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Texts bound back-to-back and inverted
Topics: Marriage, Spouses
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by Allard, Harry; Marshall, James, 1942-1992
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The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute
Topics: Schools, Behavior, Behavior
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by Garwood, Julie
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By edict of the King, Alec Kincaid must take an English bride, and his choice, young Jamie Jamison, sees Alec as everything her heart warned her against--arrogant, good looking, and passionate
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Topics: Man-woman relationships, English fiction, United States
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by Horstman, Judith; Arnold, William J., 1945-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-266) and index
Topic: Arthritis
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by Evanovich, Janet
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Armed with attitude, not to mention stun gun, defense spray, killer flashlight and her mistrusted .38, Stephanie Plum, the bounty hunter from Trenton, New Jersey, goes after a man who skipped bail. He replies by taunting her in a gruesome manner, sending her bits and pieces of dead people. By the author of One for the Money
Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Bounty hunters, Mystery fiction
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by American Bible Society
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Title from cover
Topic: Bible
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by Oke, Janette, 1935-
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A lovely eastern schoolteacher faces the frontier with firm resolve "never to marry one of those undependable, rough and rowdy adventurers of the West."
Topics: Women pioneers, Livres en gros caractères, Love stories
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by Kimbark, Edward W; Kimbark, Edward W
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by Rider, Paul R. (Paul Reece), b. 1888
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"Preliminary edition copyrighted, 1938."
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Topic: Algebra
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc; University of Chicago; Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1899-1977, ed
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General t.p. in vol. 1 only: each vol. has special t.p
Topics: Literature, Literature
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by Hein, Jon
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Topics: Popular culture, Mass media, Errors
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by Hitchens, Christopher
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"In the book that he quite possibly was born to write, provocateur and bestselling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person pitched at an angle of passionate disagreement against the lazy consensus than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways?" "This book explores the entire range of "contrary...
Topics: Conformity, Dissenters, Radicalism, Maatschappijkritiek, Dissenters
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by Ron Jones
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by Inge, William
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by Timoshenko, Stephen, 1878-1972; MacCullough, Gleason H. (Gleason Harvey), 1895-1956
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Strength of materials
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by Norbert Cyffer; Herrmann Jungraithmayr
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topics: English language, Kanuri, Engels
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by Titilola Alexandrah Shoneyin
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Topics: Polygamy, Wives, Families, Fiction
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by Banks, Iain
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Topics: Spy stories, Space warfare, Space warfare, Spy stories
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by James, Eloisa
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by Dillon, Arthur Orison, b. 1873
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Includes the author's Beach, Beecher, Curtis, Dillon, Holt, Mix, Anthony, Ballard, Brown, Cottingham, Holbrook, Niles, Pendleton, Potter, Sandys, Sheldon, Sprague and Tefft ancestry
Topic: Dillon family
Source: bplsocsci
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by Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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New Testament has special t.p.: The New Covenant, commonly called the New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; revised standard version translated from the Greek ... compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946
Topic: Bible
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by Leonard Gershe
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Topic: World War, 1939-1945
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by James Thurber
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by Robson, Janet, 1902- [from old catalog] illus
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Topic: Children's stories
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by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946; Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975, joint author; Wells, G. P. (George Philip), joint author
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Topics: Biology, Life (Biology), Biology
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by Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930
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Topic: Painting
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by Sanschagrin, Joceline, 1950-; Lapierre, Claude, 1942-
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Translation of: Caillou : les grands-parents
Topics: Grandparent and child, Grands-parents et enfants
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by Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
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Translation of: Hitsuji o meguru boken
Topic: Japanese fiction
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Maps on lining papers
Topic: Bible
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An Evergreen book, E-84
Topic: Philosophy, Chinese
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by Wood, Clement, 1888-1950, ed
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The essential handbook for poets and song writers. This book offers to poets a complete guide to the technique, forms, and rhyming words of English poetry
Topics: English language, Versification, Poetics
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by Faulks, Sebastian
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Rootless and heartbroken Stephen Wraysford joins the army at the outbreak of World War I. He and his men are given the assignment to tunnel under the German lines and set off bombs. The comaraderie, love, and loyalty of the soldiers contrasts with the horrors of the underground, air, and trench warfare
Topic: World War, 1914-1918